Australian War Memorial

Napier Waller Art Prize

Open to all current and former service personnel in the Australian Defence Force.

Awards & Prizes

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Dec 12, 2021




Visual Arts

This prize encourages artistic excellence, promotes the transformative power of creativity, and raises awareness of the experiences and talent of service personnel.

Serving personnel and veterans are invited to enter an original artwork and artist statement. Artworks may address any theme, with the winning artwork to be chosen by a panel of art experts and professionals.

The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and the opportunity to undertake a residency program organised by the Australian War Memorial. Their art work will be displayed in an exhibition alongside other Highly Commended works, and will be accepted into the Memorial’s National Collection. $5,000 will be awarded to the People’s Choice winner.

Entrants can submit any visual art medium including but not limited to: painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, digital, decorative, and installation.

Entries close 12 December 2021.

For more information and to enter visit


Image 1: Robert Cooper, Sore Fingers – Cold Hands, 2020 [Detail]
Image 2: Eduardo De Araujo, Line of Sight, Woollen thread embroidered on printed photograph, 2019
Image 3: Rob Douma, Green on Blue: The betrayal of trust, 2018 [Detail]


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